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Thursday, November 2nd:  KALIEDOSCOPES !  (Yeah, I can't spell it !) But you can turn one ! More information to follow !!!!  This is gonna be cool !


Need something?  Go to the Links page as it may have a great source for you listed, with many suppliers that our members have experience with.  If you have a recommendation to list, please let us know.

ANCHORSEAL AT $15 A GALLON.  GREAT PRICE.  SEE THE STORE PAGE TO ORDER !  ONLINE PURCHASE.  Small amount still left .  Will update available gallons regularly till all gone.

NOW AVAILABLE: "Store and Dues" to process credit card payment for dues and donations!!!  At the main headings on the top of every page the last entry is now "Store and Dues".  Click on it and you will see "items" for membership renewal and the prorated dues amounts for new memberships from $30 for January, through $15 (minimum) for July through December sign ups.   There is also an "item" for donation, in which you can donate in MULTIPLES of a minimum of $10.00 amounts. If you are a new member using this method, it will still be necessary to fill out our member form. Valid email address is required to have full member access  to the website.  You will see WPY*WePay as the recipient of the payment on your credit card reports.  Dues and donations are a way we can continue to provide and increase YOUR clubs services and quality !    Carl (Treasurer).

AAW Announces the 2017 CHAPTER AWARDS

The AAW holds an annual contest for the "Best Chapter Website." The AAW warmly congratulates the following Chapters for their exemplary efforts and dedication to advancing the art and craft of woodturning through technology and communication excellence.

Best Chapter Websites
For the "Chapter Best Website" award, judges looked for use of technology blended with uniqueness, personality, and good design, as well as useful current and archived technique-, safety- and news-related information that supports and contributes to AAW's educational mission.

First Place: Inland Northwest Woodturners <<<<< YES!!!  That's Us!2017 AAW First Place Best Website Award

Webmaster: Frank Hutchison
The Inland Woodturners' site is rich with both public and member content that contributes to advancing the art and craft of woodturning. The site contains a multitude of downloadable resources and links, as well as a specific section dedicated to safety.

Second Place: Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild
Webmaster: Dave Kratzer    
Abounding with links to useful woodturning information, the Ohio Valley site has character, and is loaded with fresh and beneficial content.

Third place: Richmond Woodturners
Webmaster: Stanley VanDruff    
The Richmond site is colorful, attractive, and easy to read. Navigation is straightforward and the site's text is effectively offset by eye-catching photos.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carl's TREASURER'S MESSAGE:  Annual dues are due at the beginning of each New Year.     DO NOT CONFUSE OUR INW  MEMBERSHIP WITH AAW MEMBERSHIP. They are not linked.  INW Dues REMAIN at $30.00 per year (single or family).  All student memberships are free.  Your memberships are vital to the success of our club, and even more so, your participation ! New memberships are always welcome !  New memberships are prorated* for the amount of 2017 remaining at time of membership and expire end of year like all renewing members. *Proration ends at a minimum of $15,  for  joining July 1st and after.  You can go to the "Store and Dues" page on this website to make your payment at any time with a safe on line credit card payment.

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Thursday, November 2nd:  KALIEDOSCOPES !  (Yeah, I can't spell it !) But you can turn one ! More information to follow !!!!  This is gonna be cool !

Thursday, December 7th: We will have our Holiday party – gift exchange – and there will be open turning of Christmas tree-trimmings, ornaments and toys.

The  "3rd Saturday -- at Riverview Retirement Community Workshop.  Novice turners welcome !  Coordinator: Ron Gooley and Tommy John.  Please express your interest and suggestions for topic or techniques to Ron Gooley.  ALSO: always check this web site for any other announcements regarding the Saturday sessions at Riverview.   Location:  1711 E. Ross Ct. -- 9:00 AM to approx 3PM.   Ron Gooley will be hosting an open turning day at the Riverview shop beginning at 9:00 AM.  The shop is located at 1711 E. Ross Ct.   Be sure to bring your own wood and tools. If you have a problem piece, this is a good time to get help with it, and you can always make sure that you are sharpening your tools properly.  Remember there are now  8 lathes available, and this remains a members only event unless you live at Riverview.

1st Saturday with Virginia and Bob Weaver:    As a NON-INW event, we would like to share that these sessions are held by Bob and Virginia at their Post Falls, ID shop.  Please check with Bob or Virginia as to whether the sessions are being held.  New season begins with a session on Saturday, October 7th.20130207_202259 Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 AM at Frankie Doodles just East of Division on 3rd Ave.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please talk to any of the Board for details.

Mesquite Bowl by Ron ValleyTurning of the Month

This mesquite bowl by Ron Valley was displayed at the last monthly meeting.  The bowl is 9" x 9".

Mesquite is a wood that doesn't need to be dried because the shrinkage doesn't occur as with most woods.

RECENT INLAND NORTHWEST WOODTURNER EVENTS: (Check the Meetings page for more details)

October 8-10, 2016 - Woodturning legend Stuart Batty joined us in Spokane for 3 full days.

April 6-9, 2017:  We had to bring Stuart Batty back for more !

With your support, we are thrilled to be able to bring world class demonstrators to the Inland Northwest !  Recent demonstrators have included Lyle Jamieson, Jason Clarke, Ashley Harwood and Stuart Batty.


OUR VIDEO LIBRARY and book library is available for check out at our monthly meetings. Each video or book has a sign out card.  We will make them available for self help, sign out and sign back in when done.  The library materials are great to borrow and watch !

MEMBERS: after you sign in, please go to "MY ACCOUNT" and then to "MY PROFILE" and start to fill in some information.  You can make the information available to other members or hidden in most all fields.  You can add an avatar (picture of yourself or your dog) and personal statements on turning/artist' s biography, etc.  To date there are very few completed profiles and even fewer avatars, let alone galleries of pictures of completed turnings.  These are easy completions and will not take much of your time.  If you mess anything up, we can easily rebuild your empty profile !  Take a plunge and get-r-done !

NAME TAGS: If you have lost your name tag, or your dog ate it, email Carl and a new one will be on the tag apron next meeting.  Newly joined members should have their name tag on the name tag apron at the next meeting, whenever possible.  Email cjboden@earthlink.net  for replacement or missing tags.

More AV HELP NEEDED !Woodcraft 184

AV is super important to the meetings, as it adds visuals and better sound to everyone's experience of the demo's.    WE WOULD WELCOME ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE AV PROGRAM AT THE MEETINGS.  IT IS NOT HARD TO LEARN.  Please talk to Carl or any Board Member to discuss how you can help.

Tree Falls:  If anyone has, or knows of some good turning trees that are down and could be harvested, let any Board member know and we will look into it for a Club Cutting.

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